Western Brook Pond, shoreline just north of the boat terminal

Western Brook Pond

Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

The Western Brook Pond is a lake located in Gros Morne National Park on the west coast of Newfoundland. It is surrounded by steep rock walls 600 m (2,000 ft) high having been carved from the surrounding plateau by glaciers. After the glaciers melted, the land rebounded and the fjord was cut off from the sea. Salty water was eventually flushed from the fjord leaving it fresh. The catchment area is composed of igneous rock with relatively thin soil, so the waters feeding Western Brook Pond are low in nutrients and the lake is classified as ultraoligotrophic

Location created by
Dan W
  • Lat: 49.7824874
  • Lng: -57.8405372
  • Waterbody Type: Lake
  • Timezone: America/St_Johns

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